Enormous sums have been poured into the aerospace industry. How does industry here on Earth benefit from this investment? A conversation with retired astronaut Thomas Reiter of the European Space Agency (ESA).
President Donald Trump has directed NASA to return astronauts to the moon, and eventually send them to Mars. He steered clear, however, of offering any specific details about the difficult issues of budget or timelines.
The US and Russia have publicly committed to an orbiting lunar base called Deep Space Gateway. The keyword there? Orbiting. German astronaut Thomas Reiter tells DW why we're not aiming for moon dust just yet.
Three new astronauts are on their way to the ISS. DW asked Thomas Reiter, the German coordinator of the ISS program, what advice he would offer them, and if he wouldn't rather be up there himself.
Thomas Reiter, a former astronaut and now director for Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency, joined DW to talk about life in space and answer some poignant questions about the cosmos.
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